Every month like clockwork the cutting-edge tech companies interrupt us to brag about the next big thing. Problem is, that big thing is always a bit smaller, a tad faster and only a few pixels clearer. Do they really expect us to get excited about slight variations on the same old thing? Well, if you've gotten used to being underwhelmed, it's time to be impressed again. The Stauer Volante is a triumph of watchmaking function and design. And we're going to make a big deal about it, because it actually is a big deal.
The Stauer Noire Volante is a watch that stands alone. Its broad rectangular case instantly catches the eye. Inspired by the dashboards of the greatest concept cars that never hit the road? Possibly. A fantastic blend of Jules Verne and James Bond? Maybe. But one thing is certain, wearing this watch, crafted of tough stainless steel and finished in luxurious rose gold, speaks volumes about the man who dares to wear it.
Built for comfort. The slight curve in the steel helps it sit comfortably on the wrist, allowing it to appear far more sleek and sophisticated than any watch its size deserves to look. The unique construction of the Volante eliminated the need for a caseback. Watchmakers built the complex, dual-quartz movement directly inside the case. It was a painstaking, time-consuming process that literally left no room for error.
Outside, the dynamic dual-time dials are impossible to ignore. Rose-gold hands and spinning discs give it the cachet of a custom-crafted spy gadget. Think of it as the wristwatch equivalent of a tuxedo-clad secret agent with impeccable charm and lightning reflexes. This is the kind of watch you want on your side. Immediately.
You won't find the Stauer Volante Noire in stores. It can only be found here. Of course, you're welcome to track down similar designs offered by high-end, boutique watchmakers. But the last time we checked, the cost for admission to their exclusive club was more than $52,000 (at that price, it had better come equipped with lasers, GPS and a matching British sports car). Those who are ready for something debonair, something daring and something truly different can wear the Stauer Volante with pride. The Volante secures with a rugged, black silicone strap and buckle. It's water-resistant to 3 ATM. Fits wrists 6½"-8¾".